9/11 Memorial

On September 11, 2020, the Hughes family held a small ceremony to honor those who perished when the Twin Towers were attacked. Then, Mary Hughes, with the Committee to Honor America’s Veterans (CHAV), held a ceremony on September 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the attack. The outpouring from Town residents was so supportive, the Town and CHAV decided to build a 9/11 Memorial.

 A committee was formed and pursued the acquisition of a piece of steel from the fallen Towers. The request was granted and the artifact was presented to the Town by the New York City Fire Department as part of the 20th anniversary service in 2021.

 Let Us Never Forget

 David McCune, who designed the Town’s 50th Anniversary sculpture, was chosen to design the Memorial. He and committee members met on a regular basis and were able to reach concensus on the final design.

 The vision for our 9/11 Memorial uses the historic artifact as its focal point and depicts a 360º panoramic view of recognizable images of the current New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower. The destroyed twin towers are represented by the reflected light in the center column directly behind the Freedom Tower silhouette. The World Trade Center steel piece is positioned below a soaring eagle, a symbol of American Freedom and the undefeatable American spirit which enables us to rise above all adversity.

 The memorial was dedicated on the 21st Anniversary of these tragic events so the heroes and victims of 9/11 are never forgotten.